The Carrot Seed

The Carrot Seed

Book - 1973
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From celebrated children's book creators Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson comes the beloved classic story The Carrot Seed.

When a little boy plants a carrot seed, everyone tells him it won't grow. But when you are very young, there are some things that you just know, and the little boy knows that one day a carrot will come up. So he waters his seed, and pulls the weeds, and he waits...

This beautifully simple classic teaches the patience and technique of planting a seed and helping it grow. First published in 1945 and never out of print, the timeless combination of Ruth Krauss's simple text and Crockett Johnson's eloquent illustrations creates a triumphant and deeply satisfying story for readers of all ages.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, ©1973
ISBN: 9780060233501
Branch Call Number: KRAUSS
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill
Additional Contributors: Johnson, Crockett 1906-1975


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DonnaN_KCMO Apr 24, 2017

Children of all ages will enjoy this story. A little boy is determined to grow a carrot despite everyone telling him he can't. Children will appreciate his persistence and his reward of a huge carrot.

Jul 12, 2015

The little boy has a lot of faith.

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